VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: Information, Documentation and Advocacy (IDA) Officer

The Mekong Migration Network is looking for an INFORMATION, DOCUMENTATION AND ADVOCACY (IDA) OFFICER to join our team. Please see the job announcement below.

The Mekong Migration Network (MMN) in coordination with the Foundation for Migrants from the Mekong Neighbourhood (MMN Foundation) is looking for a full-time Information, Documentation and Advocacy (IDA) Officer. The successful applicant will be based at the MMN Secretariat office in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The position requires the successful applicant to frequently travel within Thailand as well as within the Mekong region. There is no special support (i.e. support for relocation costs, etc.) for people applying for this position from overseas or other provinces. This initial contract is for one year which may be renewable depending on job performance and funding availability.

Deadline for application: 15 June 2020

Reports to: MMN Regional Coordinator
Job location: 
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Salary and Benefits: 
Local NGO rate subject to qualifications and experience.
Start Date: 
1 July 2020 (or earlier)
Contract Duration:
 One year contract (subject to 119 days probation at the beginning of contract); renewable depending on work performance.

Overview of the Mekong Migration Network

MMN is a sub-regional network of civil society organizations and research institutes working on migration issues in Mekong countries. MMN’s joint areas of work include advocacy, information monitoring, research, capacity building and networking. Please see for more information about MMN.

Roles and responsibilities:

To work as part of the MMN Secretariat team to help strengthen the MMN as a sub-regional network promoting the rights of migrant workers in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS)


1. Information Monitoring and Dissemination

*Regularly collate and circulate information regarding migration in the Mekong.

*Promptly alert MMN members and the Secretariat when there are urgent issues to which MMN should respond.

2. Research and Advocacy

*Work as a member of the MMN Secretariat team in carrying out advocacy work. This may include, but not limited to, carrying out background research, assisting in drafting statements and other relevant documents, editing and laying them out, circulating and promoting the final documents effectively.

*Carry out research and advocacy work on the projects assigned by the Regional Coordinator.

3. Documentation

*Document discussion during MMN meetings.

*Write concise reports of activities which MMN organises or participate in for the purpose of publishing them through the MMN webpage or the annual report.

*Coordinate production of MMN annual reports.

*Assist the Regional Coordinator in preparing reports of activities for donors.

*Organise MMN photos and other visual materials so that they can be promptly used for the purpose of reporting, publishing, advocacy etc.

4. MMN Webpage and Social Media

*Develop and update the MMN webpage in coordination with other Secretariat staff members.

*Update social media to promote MMN work and advocacy points.

5. Other tasks

*Assist preparation and implementation of meetings and other activities.

*Other tasks as assigned by the Regional Coordinator.

Qualifications and Experience


*Relevant degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field, such as development studies, migration studies, gender studies, international relations, law or journalism;

*Fluency and excellent writing skills in English

*Excellent note taking skills

*Strong public speaking skills

*Strong commitment to and understanding of migration issues in Mekong countries

*Ability to work independently and as part of a small team

*Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines

*Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

*Excellent attention to detail

*Proven computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint)

*Commitment to MMN’s approach and values

*Ability to manage Webpage content 

*Ability to travel


*Fluency and strong writing skills in one of the Mekong national languages

*Good understanding on country and sub-regional political, economic and social context in Mekong

*Experience of national and regional advocacy

*Experience working with social media (Twitter, Facebook etc.) for advocacy

*Skills to design poster, videos or other forms of visuals

*Skills to layout reports


For those interested, please email your CV and a cover letter along with a list of two referees’ contact details and a writing sample in English for the attention of MMN Regional Coordinator, Ms. Reiko Harima at by 15 June 2020.  Please write “Application for Information, Documentation and Advocacy Officer” as a subject. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Short-listed candidates will also be asked to take part in a writing test.  Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.